Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Apres nous...."

We had un deluge the 16th. It was raining rather hard all morning, and despite being on the highest point in all this precinct (across from us is the water tower), we got a good-sized wet.

We elder ones were recruited to soak towels, wring them out in the sink, bathtub, and soak them again. The hallway to our room reeks of mold. I left a candle on in my room all night, and the hallway still makes it stink (the girls room escaped the water). I was on a stool almost the whole morning yesterday with a wet-vac sucking water from the carpet, and the living room. I also tiptoe and hop in the hallway holding my breath, trying to get out quickly and do it dry.

All things considered...it has been a great week. (changed quotation from Roughing It)

4 comments:

your sister said...

i haven't gone down yet, so don't know what it smells like! i just hope the mold doesn't get too bad...

Wingman said...

maybe a de-humidifier would work?

Warbler said...

Not very well, Jon. The water is rotting the carpet, not evaporating...

your sister again, too lazy to log in... said...

we have a dehumidifier and three fans and a few other things that have been running about nonstop since the deluge. a few areas have dried up decently, but a few aren't. the carpet in Daniel's room had to be pulled up, and we're attempting to dry out the stuff under it.

all in all, the results aren't as bad as i had expected, which is good. the hallway still smells a bit, but not overpoweringly so.